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Title

Ghost town


Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992


About

'Ghost town' was inspired by the forrays of Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend to the abandoned gold mining towns of Hill End and Sofala in the 1940s, and in 1955 Whiteley made his own journey there, making studies of the rambling ruins and deserted streetscapes.


Details


Place where the work was made

Hill End New South Wales Australia


Date

1955


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on hardboard


Dimensions

37.0 x 46.7 cm board


Signature & date

Signed and dated upper c. verso, brush and black ink "brett whiteley 1955".


Credit

Bequest of Beryl Whiteley 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

208.2012


Artist information

Brett Whiteley

Works in the collection

84


Place

Where the work was made
Hill End